#NFLMeanGreen - Week 13 Wrap

Dec. 5, 2016

DENTON - All four former Mean Green players in the National Football League were in action in Week 13, as linebackers Zach Orr (Baltimore Ravens) and Craig Robertson (New Orleans Saints), as well as fullback Jamize Olawale (Oakland Raiders) and running back Lance Dunbar (Dallas Cowboys) all contributed on the field, with all but Robertson doing so in wins.  

The Ravens improved to 7-5 after trouncing the Miami Dolphins (7-5) 38-6 in Baltimore. Orr once again led the Ravens in tackles with career-high-tying 13 stops (10 solo) and improved his spot in the top 10 in the league in that category (now tied for fourth) with 112. Baltimore travels to Foxborough, Massachusetts, to battle the 10-2 New England Patriots on Monday Night Football at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.

Robertson's Saints fell to 5-7 with a disappointing 28-13 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday in New Orleans. Robertson, recorded four total tackles and remains in the top 10 in the NFL in tackles alongside former teammate Orr, in 10th with 100 on the season. The Saints travel to the 7-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 3:25 p.m. kickoff on Fox as they look to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

Olawale saw action, though he did not record any statistics in the Raiders' 38-24 comeback win at home over the Buffalo Bills. Olawale did, however, make a key block on Latavius Murray's second rushing touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter to help seal the victory, which can be seen here. Oakland, now 10-2, travels to the Kansas City Chiefs in a massive AFC West divisional game on NFL's Thursday Night Football at 7:25 pm on NFL Network.


Dunbar played, though did not record any statistics in the Cowboys' 17-15 win at the Minnesota Vikings (6-6) last Thursday night. After a couple of results went their way, the Cowboys (11-1) became the first team in the NFL to clinch a playoff berth. Dallas stays out on the road for a divisional clash with the New York Giants (8-4) on Sunday Night Football at 7:25 p.m. on NBC with an opportunity to clinch the NFC East. The Giants are the only team to have defeated the Cowboys this season, doing so on opening day, 20-19 in Arlington.


MeanGreenSports.com will continue to follow the journeys of former Mean Green players in the NFL throughout the course of the regular season with updates every Monday (or Tuesday in the event that any former players are playing on Monday Night Football).

 

 

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